Tourism, Crisis and Communication

Photo: Wilma When a crisis affects a particular place, it is rarely presented in a way that provides updated information for visitors. Many tourism businesses, not to mention regional and national ministries and campaigns, are reluctant to voice concerns. Scaremongering kicks in and things go from bad to worse. The consequence for not engaging the …

International Museum Day #imd2017

Photo: Queensland Museum May 18 is International Museum Day, an annual celebration coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). Hashtags: #IMD2017 and #InternationalMuseumDay Please tag, tweet and follow your favorite museums to celebrate. Participation in International Museum Day is growing among museums all over the world. In 2016, more than 35,000 museums participated in the event in some 145 …

Learning Notebook

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. – Albert Einstein Wake up all the teachers time to teach a new way Maybe then they’ll listen to whatcha have to say Cause they’re the ones who’s coming up and the world is in their hands. When you teach the children teach ’em the very …

Players (a.k.a. Stakeholders)

It takes time to read any game and what helps most is understanding who the players are and how they interact with one another. It’s all about understanding the expectations and responsibilities. This is straight-forward in sports and most games, but somehow in the politics of tourism and conservation, it’s precisely the expectations and responsibilities …

Turismo y Medio Ambiente

por Gustavo López Pardo y Bertha Palomino Villavicencio (1998) Aunque el turismo no es considerado objeto de estudio por los científicos sociales y es percibido, por lo general, como un asunto de moda, su importancia económica, su creciente impacto cultural y ambiental justificarían la realización de una investigación sobre la materia. Efectivamente, el turismo es …

Stakeholder Worksheet

Get together! This exercise reflects on responsibilities and recommendations for ecotourism’s active players, or stakeholders. Keep it simple and use what works. LOCALS: Responsibilities: Recommendations: TRAVELERS: Responsibilities: Recommendations: GOVERNMENT: Responsibilities: Recommendations: ENVIRONMENTALISTS: Responsibilities: Recommendations: MEDIA: Responsibilities: Recommendations: TRAVEL INDUSTRY/HOTELS: Responsibilities: Recommendations: TRANSPORTATION: Responsibilities: Recommendations: TRAVEL AGENTS: Responsibilities: Recommendations: TOURISM PROVIDERS: Responsibilities: Recommendations: PR AGENTS: Responsibilities: …

Como escribir un boletín de prensa

Los boletínes de prensa son una herramienta importante para comunicar con periodistas profesionales y para compartir sus noticias directamente con sus colegas. Las orientaciones básicas a escribir un boletín de prensa Un boletín debe ser conciso. Su extensión no debe ser mayor a una hoja. Una nota profesionalmente redactada debe de empezar por el tema …

How to Write a Media Release

Editor’s note – A few years ago I paid attention to the fact that most mom and pop tourism operations do not know how to communicate with media. These can be small and large enterprises, but one thing is the same — media releases defy the imagination. So for those on the learning curve, here …

The Origin of Mexican Folk Healing

by Annette Sandoval Despacio se va lejos. Slowly one goes far away. Mexican folk medicine is a healing philosophy with several disparate pasts. Two significant influences are the seemingly incompatible races of the American Indian and the Spanish conquistadors. The fusion of these two cultures has created the unique healing philosophy of the Mexican people. …

Tourism Marketing and Certification

Poster The pros and cons of certification were discussed during the Ethical Marketing of Ecotourism Conference. Those interested in this issue should also consult our Guide to Certification. The Ethical Marketing of Ecotourism Conference highlighted three important issues when concerning the eco and social standards in tourism: 1) NO CONSENSUS — There is no consensus …